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Old 02-17-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why are your avoiding about discussing the issue of Indians from India coming to Singapore ? they are also facing many problems and well "discrimination " here in Sg...

Speaking from a true blue Singaporean, born, bred, studied, work and only lived in Singapore...
I'm sure they are...some Singaporeans can be kind of snobbish . Being first world they sort of think they're better, but Singapore is still a city state that depends on it's neighbours. They realise this so can't be on bad terms with Malaysia or Indonesia etc.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: southern california
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rich folk bring money to singapore instead of taking local jobs and resources. is that a bad thing?
the chinese who run singapore are practical people and show great common sense. singapore is well run and organized. yes its a strong man system but a benevolent one.
as to people that like to come there and vandalize this city state and cause trouble, the chinese, unlike us, are not tolerant of crime.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: singapore
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rich folk bring money to singapore instead of taking local jobs and resources. is that a bad thing?
the chinese who run singapore are practical people and show great common sense. singapore is well run and organized. yes its a strong man system but a benevolent one.
as to people that like to come there and vandalize this city state and cause trouble, the chinese, unlike us, are not tolerant of crime.
From a true blue Singaporean , thanks for speaking up for my Country !!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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rich folk bring money to singapore instead of taking local jobs and resources. is that a bad thing?
the chinese who run singapore are practical people and show great common sense. singapore is well run and organized. yes its a strong man system but a benevolent one.
as to people that like to come there and vandalize this city state and cause trouble, the chinese, unlike us, are not tolerant of crime.
You're tolerant of crime? That's news to me lol.

Singapore and HK actually used to be pretty seedy and dangerous places with a lot of gangsters/triads, illegal gambling, prostitutions. In fact back in the day Singapore was known as 'sin city.' Ironically prostitution is legal in Singapore and illegal in Thailand but which is better known for sex tourism? lol. Singapore still has that side though.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Ironically prostitution is legal in Singapore and illegal in Thailand but which is better known for sex tourism?
Because it's around 50% cheaper in Thailand.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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rich folk bring money to singapore instead of taking local jobs and resources. is that a bad thing?
the chinese who run singapore are practical people and show great common sense. singapore is well run and organized. yes its a strong man system but a benevolent one.
as to people that like to come there and vandalize this city state and cause trouble, the chinese, unlike us, are not tolerant of crime.
lol ok, that's why there are so many Chinese drug lords in the Philippines. Maybe you meant Chinese don't tolerate crime in Chinese-dominated areas.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Because it's around 50% cheaper in Thailand.
That's a large part of it, of course, but I find the situation in the two countries the mirror opposite. It seems Thailand almost promotes that side of it, as a tourism asset, while it's technically illegal, while Singapore wants to clean it up, but if you know where to look Singapore has the same as anywhere else just more expensive.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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I'm curious about the use of Chinese in Singapore if anyone has an answer. Would it be strange for a foreigner (lets say an American) started to chat it up with the locals in Mandarin? I understand English is the official language and Mandarin is spoken widely throughout, but how would local Mandarin speaking Singaporeans take to someone who preferred to speak that language with them?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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Since Chinese immigration to Singapore is encouraged, I wonder if Malay/Austronesian (and to a lesser extent, Indian/South Asian) immigration is encouraged as well.
If you take the time and watch the interview I linked in my previous post (skip to about 20:10 minutes, because almost everything before that is about the Arab Spring which may not be of interest to people right now), then you will notice that they only accept the "quality people" and that Singapore practices strict migration controls to make sure the foreigners don't overwhelm them to the point that they begin to change Singaporean culture.

Also, you will understand that the reason Singapore broke away from Malaysia was because the Malay wanted a Malay dominated society with Malays on top while the Singaporeans were not too fond of that idea. You can guess whether the Malays are among the more desired groups, but the one's that already live in Singapore are not excluded.

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: singapore
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I'm curious about the use of Chinese in Singapore if anyone has an answer. Would it be strange for a foreigner (lets say an American) started to chat it up with the locals in Mandarin? I understand English is the official language and Mandarin is spoken widely throughout, but how would local Mandarin speaking Singaporeans take to someone who preferred to speak that language with them?
As a true blue Singapore, i would think they we do not expect foreigners to chat up locals in mandarin, so if you do that, we may be taken aback a little, but that is just the initial part, we will move over it quickly..
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